In the past years, we have seen only a few of World SBK Championship which has been given to the world in a small status account. And yet we are proud of those few who have come so near to such a grand championship. Here are Ten Most Successful WorldSBK Riders of All Times.
Ten Most Successful WorldSBK Riders of All Times – Top Rated
Regis Laconi, Stephane Mertens & Ruben Xaus (11 wins)
If we generally speak this list consist of 11 riders from the ninth position because three of the riders have sit packed on 11 successful seats at the time of World SBK.
The riders like Regis had a severe injury which left him in a coma for many weeks in the 2009 season championship. But he was at his rise during 2004 and 2005 which he took after the James Toseland. And all this was nothing because he was one of the few who got to test the Kawasaki during the manufacturer’s lean era of the 2000s.
Also, Ruben Xaus took ten years riding in world SBK in which he achieved the title on Ducati machinery-9 the factory version. He was near the label during 2003, also a little away from the team member of Neil Hodgson. Also, Stephan Mertens started in the World SBK and was seen until Belgium’s most achieving times in bike riding.
Eugene Laverty, Aaron Slight (13 wins)
This rider is still standing in the third position in the list of World SBK name as Eugene Laverty, and to see that, you have to go back to 2014 to see the victory on the Suzuki. Also, he was caught on many other machines like Yamaha and Aprilia as the winning one. With a very much close title in 2013 with a tally of nine wins in that season alone.
Also, one of the season-best names was Aaron Slight in World SBK 1990 leading performers. It was a big thing while the Kiwi scored up a similar modest 13 wins over nine seasons; it was quite exciting. Also, his 87 platforms tell us an excellent history for being the best in the championship.
Alvaro Bautista (16 wins)
I am still confused about having this name on the list for many reasons. Number one it has done only a single season in the World SBK with 13 attempts to be sure while hitting the victory score also because three races per weekend were taken in 2019.
Still, if you always do not count the 16 victories, it will ever be seen in the 10 or 11. It is the reason for having so much confusion for this single tally in the season and worry if it has the excellent quality to be seen in the World SBK.
Giancarlo Falappa (16 wins)
Also known as the Lion Of Jesi because of the nature it has of not being scared, but Giancarlo Falappa did not do so well of carrying the title, but with 16 wins in 106 states also shows a strong back for the Italian. Even it never finishes the season in the top three either, but we cannot forget that it won in 1993 seven times, only fifth is also another history. Falappa’s career came to an end when he tested in 1994 the Ducati with a head injury.
Pierfrancesco (Frankie) Chili (17 wins)
An enduring legend and not only Italians but for many, it is a champion of superbike riders. The career was long from 1995 till 2006; many revelations of chili’s success were quite hard to compete. But he was also seen regularly on the platforms with Suzuki and Ducati.
Marco Melandri (22 wins)
Max Biaggi has turned the title MotoGP into World SBK success, also coming close to the title Marco Melandri with extraordinary success but barely made it to the finish in style. But he tried his best competing with wins in six of the seven seasons also he competed with Yamaha, BMWB Aprilia, and Ducati machines, also he remained in the top five in the 2019 campaign.
Chaz Davies (30 wins)
This rider is one the best winning riders in the history of World SBK, also not claiming the title. Also, he remains in the eighth of the list of winners. But if it wasn’t for Jonathan Rae, then Davies should have been getting the success of two or three titles by now. He has an impressive tally of wins in the seasons also competing against the Aprilia, BMW, and Ducati. Perhaps the good news is that he still has a long way to ‘defeat’ our number one on this list of Ten Most Successful WorldSBK Riders of All Times.
Noriyuki Haga (43 wins)
He was known as the best riders of this championship also coming near to the top spot on several occasions in a very long career in his life from 1998 till 2013. He came three times as a runner up also beating the ability of Japanese riders. And his second to final run was first overall in the ninth year all alone. His career never really recovered from the disappointment because of his impressive winnings which were 43 and 116 platforms amazing as the World SBK title. Also, he was very much close enough to see his name on the trophy.
While Haga’s career never quite recovered from that disappointment, his legacy of 43 victories and 116 podiums stands alone as an excellent WorldSBK record even if he never got the chance to etch his name on the title trophy.
The above mention article is about the top ten best riders in the World SBK season where these riders have had their fantastic journey making the best out of their careers. Many riders have experienced this championship as the best of winnings throughout their career life. They are earning fame and great credibility.